Florida Healthy Kids

Healthy Tips

High School: 15-17

People have fond and not-so-fond memories of high school, but they are all a part of the process of growing up and becoming an independent adult. It also is a time to prepare for the next step of their education and/or begin a career. Although it is full of high-stake decisions, it also can be full of fun and laughter.



These steps will help make your child’s high school experience a great one:

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Healthy Choices

It is important for parents to encourage health eating habits at meals and snacks by providing a diverse combination of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, meat), dairy (milk, cheese) and starches (bread, pasta). For healthy snack and meal recipe ideas based on Florida produce, view the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Extreme Cuisine cookbook.

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Children need at least one hour of exercise a day. With busy schedules, you would think it difficult for families to find the time to fit in fitness, but it is easier than you would think!


If your child gets involved in sports, be sure they are safe:

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